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2022 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
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Welcome to our practice!

With us, you are more than a patient, you are our guest.

Proud to keep you well informed, earning your trust is our goal.

We feel it is our responsibility and professional duty to provide our patients with an extension of your in-office dental care. As you navigate through our San Rafael dental office’s web site, you will find a wealth of information about dentistry, oral health care, dental procedures and treatments. Dr. Frade believes our patients deserve to have the information needed to make wise choices about their oral health. There is an overview of our practice including our doctor, staff, insurance information, appointment procedures, and contact information. As a licensed Cosmetic Dentist in San Rafael, CA we work with our patients so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile with healthier gums and teeth.
We take the time with our patients to explain their dental treatment options and inform them of additional preventive care. We feel this will lead to a more trusting doctor/patient relationship and, for many people, relieve the stress about seeing a dentist. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience where our qualified staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Our office is conveniently located in San Rafael, CA and we invite you to call with any questions or e-mail us via the contact us or request an appointment page. We will do everything possible to ensure you a pleasant visit to our San Rafael dental office.

Meet Dr. Alex Frade

Born and raised in Brazil, Dr. Alex Frade’s illustrious dental career has taken him from a Dentist and Lieutenant in the Brazilian Army, to The Dental Director in the pediatric department of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frade then created The Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. Here, he specializes in dental implants, extractions, bone grafting, restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Frade restores smiles with custom zirconia veneers and dental implants along with taking the time to educate patients how to properly brush and floss their teeth so they remain strong and healthy.

Dr. Alex Frade, DDS
Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Implants are a tooth replacement option that involves placing a new “root” into the bone of your jaw. Once this titanium “root” has infused with your bone it can be used to support a crown, bridge or denture. These implants can also be used to replace partials and other forms of dentures. The success rate for dental implants are extremely high and is due in part to the fact that root-form implants are made of a biocompatible material, titanium.

Dental Implants have now become the standard for replacing older dentistry and missing teeth because they look and feel like your natural teeth and have a higher success rate than all other forms of tooth replacement. The initial cost is generally higher for an implant over other forms of tooth replacement, but the long term benefits easily outweigh the difference in additional cost.

Our Services

Dr. Frade proudly keeps up to date with technologies to deliver the best dental treatments available. From cosmetic, to repair and implants, his goal is to provide you with the best smile you can possibly have. These are his main areas of expertise:


Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry specializes in bringing the full function of your smile back. Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that involves placing a new “root” into the bone of your jaw. Make an investment in your overall health, appearance and well being.

Enhance your smile

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and today, is very affordable thanks to advances in both technology and dental techniques BOTH of which Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry brings to each and every patient.

Repair your smile

Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry takes pride in providing comfortable dental services to our patients by using high-tech dental equipment. Restoring your smile is easier than ever in our dental office!


During dental checkups, we’ll provide a thorough dental exam and cleaning and use a few more tools you probably don’t have at your home. You’re in good hands at Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry.
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We are proud to share what our patients are saying about us.
Eric K.
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Friendly, professional and very easy to talk to. Staff is super, all the way around and the dental work performed excellent.
James D.
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I feel like family here and everyone goes above and beyond to make sure my dental needs are met and that I'm a happy patient.
Robin R.
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Very friendly and clean office. Had a great conversation with my hygienist and Dr Frade was very nice. Glad I chose them!

Paying For Your Dental Care

Here at Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we pride ourselves on being able to provide each and every patient with dental services to achieve their individual needs and goals. We want our patients to understand that their oral health and personal well-being comes first.

For your convenience, Marin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry accepts most major dental insurances. Please call us at 415-485-1800 and let us know who your dental insurance provider is. Call us so we can help you maximize the value of your dental coverage.

Because of this, our dental office offers flexible payment solutions as well as CareCredit that makes it as easy as possible for you to afford the dental procedures not covered by your dental insurance. Most patients are amazed just how affordable a new smile can be!